Archer (2009-)

Description: At an international spy agency, global crises are merely opportunities for its highly trained employees to confuse, undermine, betray and royally screw each other. At the center of it all is suave master spy Sterling Archer, whose less-than-masculine code name is “Duchess.” Archer works with his domineering mother Malory, who also is his boss. He also has to deal with his ex-girlfriend, Agent Lana Kane and her new boyfriend, comptroller Cyril Figgis, as well as Malory’s lovesick secretary, Cheryl.
Creator: Adam Reed
Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash



Magazines that characters read are often references to later episodes or plotlines for upcoming episodes in the season.

Every episode has the sound of ice cubes clinking on glass.

The real physical model for Ray Gillette is Lucky Yates, who is the voice actor for Dr. Krieger.

In most episodes, you can find Pam’s (Amber Nash’s) name in graffiti on the walls.

I.S.I.S. stands for International Secret Intelligence Service. On October 13, 2014, the creators decided to merge I.S.I.S. with the CIA for season six, due to the acronym’s incidental association with the jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which gained attention for its violent actions in the Middle East earlier that year.

Pam Poovey (Amber Nash) has a full back tattoo which reads: “For the Angel of Death spread His wings on the Blast, and breathed in the face of the foes He passed; and the eyes of the Sleepers waxed deadly and chill, and their hearts but once heaved, and forever grew still!” This is the third stanza to the poem “The Destruction of Sennacherib” by Lord Byron (George Gordon), an eighteenth century English poet. The poem is a reference to a biblical passage (2nd Kings 18-19) of how God destroyed the Assyrian army before it could attack Jerusalem.

Cyril Figgis’s alias “Chet Manley” is the name of the boy who drops four baby turtles into a sewer in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic.

Ray (Adam Reed) has two nickel-plated M1911 pistols engraved with the names Barbra and Liza, references to Barbra Streisand and Liza Minnelli.

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